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You have multiple ways to learn. You get to choose:
Unlike other programs that require a lengthy admissions process and make you wait to get started, we do not. That’s because the professionals who join our program already have a track record of achievement and plenty of credentials. We don’t need to make you jump through more hoops — even if marketing research shows that this will make our program seem more desirable to you. All we ask is that you send us a quick bio and have a discussion with Founder and Director Andrew Neitlich to confirm mutual fit. That’s all — contact us at email@example.com to schedule a quick conversation or with any questions or call 941-539-9623 after you have reviewed our program options and pricing. Then you can register on our website and get started right away with our online and distance learning program. We have set up our program to work in a modular fashion so that busy professionals can learn at their pace, according to their schedule and time limitations.
The emphasis of our Certified Executive Coach training and credentialing program is simple: Get great clients, get great results, and build a successful practice.
Comparison with other Coach Training Programs
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|Offers Board Certified Coach certification with all options||Yes||?|
|Distance learning and/or seminar||Yes||?|
|Start anytime via open enrollment and our convenient orientation process||Yes||?|
|Focus on coaching executives, managers, up-and- coming talent, and business owners in a wide variety of organizations||Yes||Avoid programs that are generic or focused on life coaching!|
|27 in-depth, practical coaching methodologies that get results with demanding clients||Yes||Avoid imitators.|
|Robust approach that builds credibility in a market with high expectations of coaches||Yes||Avoid the cheap, lightweight programs|
|Hundreds of hours of audios and videos for self-study||Yes||?|
|Live webinars taught directly by the founder and director||Yes||Watch for programs where your trainers don’t have an in-demand coaching practice|
|Personalized support directly from the founder, who also has an active coaching practice||Yes||?|
|Cohort of highly seasoned, accomplished, and intelligent professionals from around the world||Yes||?|
|In-depth guidance, coaching, and processes to build a successful coaching practice||Yes||No other program offers our level of content and support. Guaranteed.|
|We have trained people from top companies||Yes||?|
|Uses actual cases, contracts, assessments, and coaching reviews from real clients to teach – not just never-ending coaching of other coaches about their current problems||Yes||?|
|You are always a member and always receive mentoring, guidance, and support at no additional charge||Yes||?|
Following are the ways that we help you succeed, as well as why we stand out:
Approved by the right organizations. We are approved by the International Coach Federation as an ACTP, and also approved to provide 60 hours of training for the Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification to those with Masters Degrees.
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This has added great insight into how to add value to client needs,
exploring ways of converting challenges to opportunities and ideas into
reality. Your ability to bring concepts into reality adds great value to each
participant so they can utilize the information in their coaching business.
You get right to the point with strategies and structure for executive
coaching. Thank you from moving me from being a generalist to being a
You helped clarify the direction for me to move forward. Excellent overall
If you seek a coach training program that shows you how to work with leaders, executives, managers, business owners, up-and-coming-talent, and/or other professionals — and phrases like ‘client satisfaction” “results,” “proven,” “practical,” “real-world,” and “personalized support” are important to you — you are in the right place.
The CEC program — which has been approved as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and for 60 hours for the Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification not only provides you with comprehensive executive coach training; you’ll also be taken through a step-by-step process to establish your executive & leadership coaching practice.
If you want to start an external coaching practice, your program includes a detailed business development curriculum, tailored to attract your favored clients using proven successful strategies. This program includes one-on-one review of your marketing plan and support to identify the best niche for you and attract clients.
If you are an internal coach or wish to be one, the program shows you how to build credibility in your organization so that executives and managers seek you out for your coaching skills. We also help set up internal coaching organizations and train leaders and managers to add coaching skills to better engage, mobilize, and develop teams and individuals.
I can’t speak for other executive coaching programs and I won’t make earnings claims for you but I do know that some of our members are accustomed to earning in the mid-six figures and up, and at least one coach now earns $1.4 million while working to build a $5 – $7 million firm. In addition to coaching, some of our members also have published books, get paid to speak, and recognized as leaders in their respective markets. Equally important, once they graduate from the CEC, our members feel confident, comfortable, and competent as coaches — whether working to build credibility and attract clients, or working with clients on their most challenging leadership issues. In fact, many of our members get paid coaching engagements well before they graduate with us – all because of our practical methods and toolkits that you can put to work immediately for you.
Meanwhile, internal coaches become trusted advisers at all levels of their organizations.
Our program is small and selective, with no more than 30 active members in the program at any one time. About 70 percent of our members come from referrals. The small size of the program allows you to focus on YOUR specific goals, and get the support you need to succeed.
Members come from a variety of backgrounds, including: successful executives and managers who want a new career path; professionals who want to add coaching to their service offerings (i.e., management consultants, HR consultants, accountants, and attorneys); psychiatrists and psychologists; coaches who want to take their practice to a new level; HR executives; high-level training and development professionals; pastors and church leaders; non-profit executives; baby boomers looking for a new career; seasoned retirees looking to get back into the workforce; retired government personnel who served in leadership positions; elite athletes who want to bring their knowledge about top performance to organizations; speakers; authors; and entrepreneurs.
We have trained people from such organizations as: AT&T, Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, Brown University, Aflac, Dropbox, Xerox, Cisco, Charles Schwab & Co., Deloitte, Google, Microsoft, General Electric, Valassis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Booz Allen, McKinsey Consulting, Deloitte, Lexis Nexis, Caterpillar, Inland Steel, the National Basketball Association, United Nations, Philips, Macy’s, Stryker, Laser Spine Institute, Duke Energy (Nuclear Division), General Atomics, Ralph Lauren, Partners Healthcare, Kaiser-Permanente, International Red Cross, Ascension Health, Capital One, Mercury Insurance, The US Marines, and the Department of Defense. We have created private-label executive coaching programs for international organizations, including one of the world’s largest coach franchises. We have also trained professional athletes, a 3-time Olympic medalist, and some elite athletic coaches who all want to get into corporate and leadership coaching.
We train both independent coaches and internal coaches.
The common denominator of the people who join our program is that they are already successful, dynamic people who are smart, have a passion to help people achieve extraordinary results, and are committed to ongoing learning and development.
If you have the above attributes, want to make a difference, and feel truly passionate about helping other people get even better, then executive coaching might be a perfect fit for you.
10 out of 10! You have accelerated my creative juices. I see many new possibilities for my coaching and consultancy practice. The energy level is very high, which really helps learning and creativity, and time has flown by!
I am now convinced I can be a ‘go-to’ coach.
The course provided inspiration and practical know-how to be the best one can be in the competitive field of executive coaching.
When you join the Center for Executive Coaching as a member (we prefer to call students members because you have ongoing access to our resources and support), you can expect the following outcomes:
This course opened my eyes to the huge potential in Executive Coaching for me.
This was one of the best professional development experiences that I have ever done while at the same time being one of the best values! The content and structure was ideal and struck the optimum balance of being immediately useful in my practice, being based on expert level Executive Coaching methods and frameworks, while getting the hands-on professional practice and role- playing to make it stick. In addition, this was extremely motivational and an excellent opportunity to get to meet like-minded professionals for further network expansion.
Your program has been a lot of fun and a great learning experience. You provide great value (10 times the cost!) and have helped me shorten the time I thought it would take to get my coaching practice launched. I look forward to the teleconferences and always come away with a key insight that I can apply. So thank you.
A sincere thank you. You stretched me, which proves the value. Your program is smart, sharp, and to the point. It is full of content, and an absolutely great value. I got many insights into my business and my own behavior.
Our philosophy is simple: Focus on value, measurable results, and impact from the client’s point of view. Deliver value for clients and you will succeed.
Other coaching programs tout a particular approach, often based on fads, jargon, pseudoscience, and fluffy, unproven ideas rather than on what gets measurable results. Still others emphasize a particular theoretical bias that can limit a coach’s flexibility and breadth. Many of these programs come across as evangelical in nature, pushing a particular philosophy onto clients regardless of what the client wants or needs.
We are different.
In contrast to other programs, we start with specific challenges that leaders, executives, managers, business owners, up-and-coming talent, and other professionals face. From there, we offer practical coaching solutions to address those challenges. Our solutions are grounded in research from psychology and best practices in leadership and organizational development.
More importantly, they have been applied in the field, in over 32 countries by coaches around the world, and they work.
To us, the best way to become a successful coach is by having practical tools, methods, and processes that get results and then by practicing coaching…all so that you get results with and bring value to clients. These tools come from eclectic but proven research in cognitive psychology, positive psychology, neuroscience, and best practices from the top business thinkers about leadership and organizational development. At the same time, we teach you methodologies that incorporate both behavioral and perceptual/transformative coaching.
At the root of everything we do is the strong belief that everything starts and ends with your clients – whether you are working with executives, managers, business owners, up-and-coming talent, or other professionals. By learning how to get results and have impact with your clients, you will succeed as a coach. We show you how to do that with practical methods and toolkits, ongoing support, and a belief that coaching is a practice and – as such – requires practice for success.
The Center for Executive Coaching was started and is directed by Andrew Neitlich. Andrew has been coaching clients for almost two decades, and have a busy practice focused primarily on professional service firms, university administrators, executives in large regional and national non-profits, entrepreneurs and their teams in emerging growth companies, and healthcare executives. He started out as a management consultant after graduating from Harvard Business School in 1991. After he had success leading a number of multi-million dollar projects, his clients started requesting coaching as an alternative to the highly invasive consulting process. When he shifted to a coaching model, he had more impact with clients in less time, and had more fun. It didn’t take long for his former consulting colleagues to ask him to train them, and their associates, to get into executive coaching. Once they started referring him to their colleagues, he formalized the Center for Executive Coaching in 2002.
Since then, we have been accredited as an ACTP by the International Coach Federation, approved for 60 hours towards the Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification, and approved for continuing education with the Human Resources Certification Institute. Professionals from 32 countries around the world have joined the program. We have been hired by the world’s largest business coach franchise to develop their executive coach training content and curriculum. Companies and associations worldwide hire us to train their employees and members to learn how to coach executives and managers.
Meanwhile, Andrew was fortunate to team up with Guerrilla Marketing Founder and Father Jay Conrad Levinson to write a series of books with him, including: Guerrilla Marketing for a Bulletproof Career and Guerrilla Marketing for Coaches. This is in addition to the proprietary textbooks for The Center for Executive Coaching, including The Way to Coach Executives, Leaders, and Managers.
Before you join this program, we invite you to call Founder and Director Andrew Neitlich directly on his cell at 941- 539-9623 so that we can confirm that there is a fit. We don’t know any other program that gives you the Director’s personal cell phone, and Andrew does this because the program really is different. All we ask is that you first read this entire page and make sure that you think there is a fit with your goals and budget, and that you are excited about joining the program. If you have more general questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have a depth and breadth of experience that you bring to your presentations. You use anecdotes that illustrate the material, and this is very effective. – Ronald N. Cooke
You have a wealth of practical knowledge and skills in executive coaching. The program is valuable for its networking, and your innovative, encouraging, professional input and facilitation. – Pam Usher, MBA, B.Ed, AICD
Following are the details about what you receive with our program. This is a long list because we have a range of ways to help you become a successful coach, depending on your learning style, schedule, and goals. You receive:
If you have read the content on this page, you should now have all of the information you need to make a decision. The bottom line: If you are a good fit for this program and become a member, I will go out of my way to help you succeed as an executive coach, feel confident and competent, and turn your passion for coaching into success. If you think there is a fit, call me now at 941-539-9623, or email us at email@example.com to set up a meeting.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to speaking with you.
Founder and Director
The Center for Executive Coaching
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